Autumn finds Hillside students engaged in a wide variety of activities in addition to their normal academic workload. October witnessed the start of a new House Program. HSCS students now belong to one of four Houses:
Cerberus Epona Sparrows Sphynx
These groups will participate in school-wide community building activities, service projects, and intramural competitions. The first major event of the school year is a food drive to support disadvantaged families during the holiday season. Specifically the drive will support Hopelink Bellevue Thanksgiving Hopelink Drive 2023
The houses will compete for points. They will earn one point for any non-perishable item. Two points for items on the list. Points will be rewarded for gross weight as well. All donated non-perishable items must be unopened and unexpired.
The food drive runs through November 16.
Students in grades 6 to 8 traveled to the Pioneer Farm Museum for an overnight, experiential learning adventure. The clear and cold weather provided a realistic pioneer experience that included a feeding farm animals and cleaning their stalls, making food by hand, cleaning their rustic accommodations and learning about entertainment without electricity. On a short, guided walk the Hillside Pioneers explored the four Nisqually camps, one for each season of the year. Please find the some images here and videos below.
The month of October comes to a close with the annual Halloween party in the gymnasium. This event includes the customary costumes and candy, piles of pizza, and staple of Hillsides events, musical chairs.
Hillside Student Community School: a safe place for finding your gifts.